Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019
A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019. Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas. In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events. You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon. 250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org).